Tonight we’re bringing you another brand-spanking-new installment of the best nonfiction reading in New York. Join us for:
LINE-UP: Sushma Subramanian, Ani Vrabel, Glenn Michael Gordon, Jenny Zhang, Janet Mock
HOST: Kassi Underwood
DATE: Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
TIME: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Show at 8.
STAGE: CULTUREfix at 9 Clinton Street in the Lower East Side. F train to Delancey; J, M to Essex, B, D trains to Grand
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SUSHMA SUBRAMANIAN is a writer living in Brooklyn. She is a frequent contributor to Women’s Health, and her writing has also appeared in publications ranging from O, The Oprah Magazine to New York to Scientific American. As a recipient of a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting grant, she traveled through China to write a series of reports about population and migration issues, for which she was nominated for a Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Her work focuses on health, science and psychology. Her first book, The Fifth Sense: Understanding the Power of Touch, is forthcoming.
ANI VRABEL is a deputy blog editor at The Huffington Post. She studied women’s studies and sociology at Emory, and has a master’s degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in The Huffington Post, esquire.com and Paste Magazine.
GLENN MICHAEL GORDON is the assistant director of the Undergraduate Writing Program at Columbia University, where he teaches a class on writing about gender and sexuality. He was the editor-in-chief of ReadersDigest.com and a senior editor at Self and Child magazines. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Self, Huffington Post, Seventeen, Departures, and Reader’s Digest. He wrote frequently on men’s health and sexuality topics for WebMD and CNN.com. He has appeared as a guest on several television news programs and has cooked live on The Food Network.
JENNY ZHANG is the author of the poetry collection, Dear Jenny, We Are All Find (Octopus Books, 2012) and Hags, a non-fiction chapbook forthcoming from Guillotine Press. She holds degrees from Stanford University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her fiction, non-fiction and poetry have been published or are forthcoming in Fence, Rookie Yearbook One & Two, Third Rail, The American Reader, Bomblog, HTMLGIANT, Glimmertrain, The Iowa Review, Pen American, Jezebel, The Guardian, and Vice. She writes for teenage girls at Rookie magazine.
JANET MOCK is a writer, an advocate and the New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. After publicly proclaiming her identity as a trans woman in a 2011 profile in Marie Claire magazine, Janet focused her efforts on speaking about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of girls and women like herself. In 2012, she launched #GirlsLikeUs, a movement that encourages trans women to live visibly. Janet was featured in the HBO documentary The Out List by Timothy Greenfield-Sanders in 2013, and has appeared on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry. Her commentary has appeared on BuzzFeed, The Washington Post, Salon, Slate, NPR, Colorlines, and more. She was named Woman of the Year in 2013 by the feminist site Vitamin W and named to OUT magazine’s Out 100 list, GOOD magazine’s GOOD 100, the Center for American Progress’s 13 Women of Color to Watch, the Huffington Post’s 23 Inspiring Women Blazing Trails for the LGBT Community and The Grio’s 100 most influential African-Americans. A native of Honolulu, Janet attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, earned her MA in journalism from New York University, and worked as a Staff Editor for People.com (People magazine’s website) for for five years. She lives and writes in New York City with her boyfriend, photographer and filmmaker Aaron Tredwell and their cockapoo Cleo.